‘Who are you to stop me?’: the hip-hop group speaking up for India’s women
Rappers Wild Wild Women use their searing lyrics to highlight the treatment of their sisters in a socially conservative country
It’s not easy being a wild woman in India – as members of what is believed to be the country’s first female rap group can testify.
The eight members of the Wild Wild Women collective have had to deal with knockbacks from the men who dominate the music industry and press. They have had to cajole and fight their parents for permission to play and travel to gigs – once they’ve convinced them that hip-hop is suitable for women to perform. And they have to juggle full-time jobs with their music.Continue reading...